Marcos Soto-Hernández

Colegio De Postgraduados

Dr. Marcos Soto-Hernández is a pharmacist from the National University of México and completed his PhD degree at the University of Wales, Cardiff, UK, and now is a full professor at the Colegio de Postgraduados where he conducts research in phytochemistry and bioactivity of natural products. He has established collaboration with research groups in the UK, the Netherlands, Spain and other groups in México. He has received several awards locally and abroad. At present, his main line of research is related with bioguided isolation of secondary metabolites with its importance in medicine and agriculture and the potential of the local aromatic plants. Dr. Hernandez has published more than 150 research papers and several book chapters and conference proceedings.

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Phenolic compounds comprise a broad class of natural products formed mainly by plants, but also microorganisms and marine organisms that have the capacity to form them. Nowadays the interest in these compounds has increased mainly due to their diverse chemical structure and wide biological activity valuable in the prevention of some chronic or degenerative diseases. The functional foods are a rich source of these phytochemicals, and this is the starting point for this book, which shows the state of the art of the phenolic compounds and their biological activity. This book integrates eleven chapters that show the state of the art of diverse biological activity of the phenolic compounds, present in some crops or fruits.

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